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Response to sarisataka (Reply #11)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 01:00 PM

17. Sometimes I wonder if protest ever changes minds anyway.

 

My point is that protesting at a memorial, funeral... in such a matter is only going to give publicity, not any persuasion. To those who already support you, you will hear 'good job.' From those against you- 'see, I told you they are crazy' and those who are undecided- 'what a douche'

You know, I can't say that as a participant in Occupy that I have ever changed anyone's mind about the influence of wealth over our government, certainly not through actual protests.

What protests have done for me is give me an awesome sense of solidarity and a sense that I am not alone in my struggle. It gives me, and hopefully others, the confidence to "come out", so to speak, and so it allows all of us like-minded people to rise up and act in concert.

It gives us a venue to organize and attract other like-minded people who were still hidden in the closet, so to speak.

And of course it puts our enemies and politicians on notice that we are a force to be reckoned with.

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